Birth: May 16, 1927 in Vienna
This noted Austrian conductor and composer began his musical studies at the Wiener Musikhochschule (Vienna Academy of Music) and the Vienna Conservatory with composition classes and lessons on the violin and piano. Upon graduation, he was engaged to play the viola in the Vienna Symphony Orchestra from 1947-1948. At this time, he began composing his first serious works. Angerer then played viola in Zurich's Tonhalle Orchestra in 1948-1949 and with l'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in 1949-1953. He was first-chair violist in the Vienna Symphony Orchestra from 1953-1957. Angerer's conducting career took off when he was appointed the chief conductor of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra of the Konzerthausgesellschaft from 1956 to 1963. He was engaged as Kapellmeister at the Bonn State Theater between 1964 and 1966 and from 1966 to 1972 he conducted at opera houses in Ulm and Salzburg. During this time, Angerer also performed as a harpsichord and recorder player in various Baroque ensembles. From 1971 to 1982, he led the Sudwestdeutschen Kammerorchester (Southwest German Chamber Orchestra). Since 1983, he has served as a professor at the Wien Hochschule fьr Musik und darstellende Kunst (Vienna Academy of Music and Representational Art). He has been a constant guest conductor of the Italian Orchestra sinfonica di Bolzano e Trento. Angerer's many compositions have included stage and orchestra works, a viola concerto, a flute concerto, chamber music for different ensembles, oratorios, a setting of Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself," a musical and an opera-for-television, and incidental theater music for the Salzburg and Bregenz Festspiele, the Wiener Burgtheater (Vienna City Theater), and for numerous Austrian and German stages and for television. Angerer appears as both a conductor and an instrumentalist playing violin, viola, viola d'amore, recorder, and cembalo on various recordings. He also appears as composer, conductor, and instrmentalist with his Ensemble Concilium Musicum in Vienna, where he resides. He also moderates a music show entitled Capriccio on Radio Stephansdom.
- "Blue Gene" Tyranny (All Music Guide)